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Exchange Your Presents for Presence

Liz Dow | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

This can feel like the best of seasons -- filled with love, joy, and possibilities -- or the worst, filled with the frustration of buying presents, being bombarded with advertisements for things we do not need or cannot afford, and national news stories of tragedy and grief.

Mindfulness and Presence vs. the Almighty iPhone (#MyJesusProject)

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I knew if I took the phone out to turn of the ringer I'd check it, like some automaton Pavlovian finger puppet. The bell rings; I slobber. Have I really been reduced to this? Have I honestly lost the ability to be in the moment long enough to make some breakfast?

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Thankful Moments

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Thanksgiving is a day to bring joy to shared tables and appreciate exactly what you have at that moment.

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Upton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

The Secret to Well-Being

Florence Strang | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Florence Strang

When I let go of worry about my future with cancer, and focused on healing in the present moment, this also brought peace. Finally, the lesson I longed for was made clear to me by a little boy: the secret to well-being lies in being present!

Does Time Really Exist?

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

What advice did I give my son when he asked me about tools to help him not feel so stressed? I told him to watch and pay attention to what is happening "now" in the present moment. I told him to focus on the sounds in the street, the smell of the trees, the changing leaves and even the feeling of his own feet on the ground.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

The Power of Presence

Ellen Magnis | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Ellen Magnis

To deepen and heal our relationships he guides us to say (to ourselves) as we sit with our loved ones, "Darling, I am here for you. Darling, I know you suffer, and I am here for you."

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 2

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

If our child cries more than we sense is warranted by a current experience (be this a physical tumble or an emotional hurt), it could be that some stored-up feelings are finding release.

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout as a Single Mom

Brianna Upton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

Let's be honest, it's not only the pressure of the outside modern world that makes you feel like you must get it all done; we do it to ourselves. It's the reality of, if I don't do it now, who will? That is the area in which burnout is knocking on our door.

Curiosity: Your Super Power for Connection and Impact

Anese Cavanaugh | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Anese Cavanaugh

"What's important about that to you?" He asked me over a meal of steak, asparagus, and a bottle of Pellegrino. I told him.

Yom Kippur: The Fortitude of Forgiveness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I will be observing Yom Kippur in a non-traditional way -- as usual. I typically spend the day alone at the beach, where the rushing waters...

The Root of Procrastination (And How to Change It Now)

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

When we allow our fear to come up in the present moment, we can accept it as such and stay present. When we choose to be exactly where we are, it's easy to begin what we set out to do. This is the power of Now.

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect shot.

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!